Hyundai Partners with Canoo on EV Platform

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Canoo’s skateboard is a self-contained unit that can be paired with any cabin design. (Photo: Hyundai)

New partnership will allow Hyundai and Kia to bring EVs to market more efficiently.

Hyundai has partnered with Canoo to jointly develop an electric vehicle (EV) platform based on Canoo’s proprietary skateboard design for upcoming Hyundai and Kia models.

Hyundai Motor Group expects Canoo’s fully scalable, all-electric platform to help facilitate its commitment to bringing cost-competitive electrified vehicles to market.

Canoo has engineered a platform that houses the most critical components of the vehicle, which in turn reduces the size, weight and total number of parts, and ultimately provides more interior cabin space and a more cost-effective EV offering. 

“We were highly impressed by the speed and efficiency in which Canoo developed their innovative EV architecture, making them the perfect engineering partner for us as we transition to become a frontrunner in the future mobility industry,” said Albert Biermann, Head of Research & Development, Hyundai Motor Group.  “We will collaborate with Canoo engineers to develop a cost-effective Hyundai platform concept that is autonomous ready and suitable for mass adoption.”

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